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Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type 2
Other Names for this Disease
- Dense deposit disease
- Glomerulonephritis membranoproliferative type 2
- Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II
- Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis type 2
proteinuria; hematuria; reduced amounts of urine; low levels of protein in the blood; and swelling in many areas of the body. About half of affected individuals develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD) within 10 years after symptoms appear. MPGN2 can be caused by mutations in the C3 and CFH genes, may develop as a result of both genetic risk factors and environmental triggers, or can result from the presence of autoantibodies that block the activity of proteins needed for the body's immune response. Most cases are sporadic (occurring in people with no history of the disorder in their family), although there have been familial cases reported.Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type 2 (MPGN2) is a condition that primarily affects kidney (renal) function. The signs and symptoms usually appear between the ages of 5 and 15 but may also begin in adulthood. The major features of MPGN2 result from kidney malfunction and often include
Last updated: 4/20/2012
- Dense deposit disease. Genetics Home Reference. February 2011; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/dense-deposit-disease. Accessed 3/29/2011.
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